GS-5: You qualify at the GS-5 level if you meet one of the following:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level performing duties such as: performing a variety of recordkeeping, reporting, and informational duties; compiling, maintaining, and updating automated records; and responding to requests for procedural information.
Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree for the experience required at the GS-5 grade level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours.
Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-5 grade level.
GS-6: You must meet the following to qualify at the GS-6 level:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level performing duties such as: routine functions (e.g., booking and record searches) associated with processing those arrested or detained by law enforcement officials; examining legal documents for completeness and accuracy and then routing them appropriately; and, providing routine information on specific and clearly defined questions and issues regarding law enforcement policies, practices and procedures.
GS-7: You must meet the following to qualify at the GS-7 level:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level performing duties such as: examining legal documents for conformance with procedures and requirements and determining appropriate action; preparing warrants and travel documents or other arrangements; using office software to prepare reports and maintain records and track the status of cases; and determining the charges/charging parties associated with deportation/removal activities.
GS-8: You must meet the following to qualify at the GS-8 level:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level performing duties such as: examining detention and deportation documents for conformance with procedures and requirements and determining appropriate action; managing detained and non-detained dockets and researching detainee history using multiple sources to establish identity and citizenship; collecting, analyzing and evaluating data from law enforcement databases; maintaining documentation for travel or acquisitions, consistent with recordkeeping requirements; coordinating escorts and transportation associated with deportation/removal activities; and exercising quality control over bond paperwork.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: In addition to the above minimum qualification requirements, applicants must demonstrate in their application that they are:
- Typing Certification: You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute. You can self-certify by submitting a statement that you can type this speed.
- General Office Skills: Applicants must possess knowledge of general office automation software, practices, and procedures.
A Selective Placement Factor (SPF) is a special qualification requirement that is in addition to the minimum qualification requirements essential to successfully perform the duties of this job. SPF certification and skills must be documented in your application. Applicants who do not provide SPF certification and skills will not receive further consideration under this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Proof of Education: If basing your qualifications on education, you must submit transcripts or list of college courses, with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.) This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: Customer Service, Decision Making, Flexibility, Interpersonal Skills, Oral/Written Communication, Organizational Awareness, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, Self-Direction, Teamwork, and Technical Competence.
Based on your responses, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Applicants in the best qualified category will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.
ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position as described above.
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.